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AT&T, Dish strike deal on internet service distribution

Dish Network customers will be able to buy AT&T internet services, including gig-speed fiber, under a new distribution agreement between the two companies. As of this week, new and existing Dish customers can order AT&T internet services by contacting Dish. Dish already provides...

India considers use of power infrastructure for 5G small cells deployments

The Goverment of India is expected to initiate the 5G auctions in June India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) may use infrastructure owned by power distributors for the deployment of 5G small cells nationwide, according to Indian press reports. As part of the initiative, the government will...

Canada to ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks

The Government of Canada said that local telcos will have time until June 2024 to remove 5G gear from these two vendors Canada has decided to ban the use of equipment by Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE due to security concerns.  “The Government of Canada is...

Ofcom considers allowing O2 and Vodafone use existing licenses for 5G

Ofcom said the proposed changes would allow these telcos to deploy new technologies, including 5G U.K. telecommunications services regulator Ofcom has proposed an update of some licenses held by mobile operators Vodafone and O2 (Telefonica) with the aim of enabling the deployment of 5G using...

From NFV to SaaS on the path to programmability

Nokia on the role of SaaS for telecom workloads: A vision of a “fully-automated network on demand” AUSTIN—As virtualization, at this point mature in the core network, is making an impact on how radio access networks are architected and operated, there’s a line of thinking...

Vantage Towers to upgrade Telefonica’s 5G infrastructure in Spain

Telefonica currently offers 5G coverage to over 80% of the Spanish population German telecommunications infrastructure provider Vantage Towers has signed an agreement with Spanish operator Telefonica to upgrade its 5G infrastructure in the country, the former said in its earnings statement. Vantage Towers said that the...

Telecom vendors ready to start 5G deployments in India by October: Report

The government of India expects to kick off a much-awaited 5G spectrum auction next month Telecom equipment vendors have said that they will be ready to roll out the first phase of 5G in India by October. According to a report in Indian newspaper Business Standard,...

Q&A: How will Verizon use C-Band to support its public sector customers?

SVP of Verizon Public Sector: 'For our public safety customers, it’s really continuing that evolution of digital transformations' Maggie Hallbach was recently appointed SVP of Verizon Public Sector and not long after both the carrier’s one-year anniversary of its frontline services and the announcement of a nearly...

BT trials a new quantum radio to boost next-generation 5G, IoT networks

BT highlighted that this new type of receiver may reduce mobile network energy consumption U.K. carrier BT announced a trial of a new hyper-sensitive quantum antenna technology using "excited atomic states", which could boost the capability of next-generation 5G and IoT networks. The operator noted that...

Rakuten Mobile aims to launch FWA services in Japan by end-2022: CEO

Rakuten Mobile’s FWA will run on both Sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum Japanese mobile operator Rakuten Mobile expects to launch fixed wireless access (FWA) services in Japan in December, the telco’s CEO Tareq Amin said during a call with journalists. “I’m just waiting for our CPE...

T-Mobile US in 2022: It’s time to ‘finish what we started’

Neville Ray, T-Mobile US president of technology, looks back and looks ahead  AUSTIN--T-Mobile US is inarguably in a strong position based on a rich spectrum portfolio, an astonishingly fast field deployment operation, and disciplined, clear-eyed network leadership from President of Technology Neville Ray. After a...

India expects first 6G networks by the end of the decade: Report

India's Prime Minister said that a 6G task force has already started work to achieve this goal The Indian government is expecting the initial rollouts of 6G networks by the end of the decade, local newspaper Business Standard reported, citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to...

Verizon boosts investment in Florida to address ‘skyrocketing demands’

Verizon is allocating an additional $149 million to Florida and will build more than 3,500 new network solutions According to The Palm Beach Post, more than 547,000 people have traded their out-of-state driver’s licenses during 2021 for one from Florida. This, the news outlet...

Chinese telcos have deployed 1.6 million 5G base stations: Report

The Chinese government previousy said that the country had reached a 5G penetration of 24.3% Chinese telcos have already deployed nearly 1.6 million 5G base stations nationwide, local press reported, citing Zhang Yunming, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). "Fixed broadband...

Elimobile brings blockchain to telco

Italian "social mobile operator" Elimobile says it'll leverage blockchain and celebrity-created content turned into NFTs.

Ericsson, Telia carry out 5G tests in Norway using mmWave spectrum

Ericsson said that the 26GHz mmWave tests took place in the Norwegian cities of Oslo, Trondheim and Lillestrøm Telia Norway and Ericsson have carried out 5G tests using mmWave spectrum, achieving download speeds of close to 4 Gbps, the vendor said in a release. The 26...

Rakuten Mobile’s 4G infra reaches 97% of Japanese population at end-Q1

Rakuten Mobile's CTO Tareq Amin said that the telco now aims to accelerate 5G deployments across Japan Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile said it 4G network reached 97% of the country’s population as of the end of the first quarter of the year. In its earnings statement,...

Virgin Media O2 reaches 400 U.K cities with its 5G network at end-Q1

Virgin Media O2 launched services in June 2021 as a JV between Liberty Global and Telefónica in the U.K U.K. operator Virgin Media O2 announced that its 5G network infrastructure had reached 400 towns and cities across the country as of the end of the...

Finnish government unveils new 6G initiative

The members of 6G Finland will now start creating a 6G R&D roadmap on the most important common priorities Several Finnish research institutes and companies currently doing 6G research and development have founded a national coalition, dubbed 6G Finland, with the aim of boosting Finland’s...

Is 5G fixed wireless access key to closing the digital divide? 

GMSA Intelligence sees substantial cost savings when comparing 5G fixed wireless access with fiber-to-the-home Bridging the digital divide is a focus of governments and operators around the world. The primary stumbling block is finding the right balance between conducive policy and incentivization with economic feasibility...

5G to account for 60% of global mobile service revenues in 2026: Omdia

Omdia said that South Korea leads in terms of 5G coverage, with 40% of the population, followed by Hong Kong and mainland China 5G will account for almost 60% of global mobile service revenues in 2026, coming from 40% of subscriptions by volume, according to...

Nokia secures license to demo private 5G products at its Tokyo office

Nokia said the center will allow local enterprises, telcos and infrastructure providers to understand the potential of "Local 5G" technology Nokia announced the re-opening of its newly revamped Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Japan, to test and demonstrate its "Local 5G" equipment, software and services,...

RootMetrics: Verizon’s 5G boosted by C-Band deployments, but T-Mo leads in speed

RootMetrics is only about halfway through the 125 U.S. cities that it tests every six months, but after 60 cities, it's releasing a look at what it's seeing so far in 5G test results. While the number of cities where each of the three...

Vodafone UK signs 10-year deal for three new solar farms

Energy generation is scheduled to begin at the end of 2022 As part of its plan to achieve net-zero U.K. operations by 2027, Vodafone has signed a 10-year agreement with power supplier Centrica and MYTILINEOS' Renewables & Storage Development business unit for power generated from...

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